10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Brent Allan Crump, Jan. 29, son of Kellar and Faye Crump; Stephen Farrell Hillenmeyer, Feb. 5, son of Paul and Mary Hillenmeyer; Presley Dennis Jackson, Jan. 26, son of Dennis and Deena Jackson.
The Cynthiana Post Office announces that a toll-free number is available for all zip code inquiries. The number is 1-800-275-8777. The service is provided nationally through the U.S. Postal Service. Information available are rates and mailing, change of address, and local post office hours and locations.
City and county to meet with Corp of Engineers to study flood control for Harrison County. Following a $100,000 study that was funded by the federal government, the Army Corps of Engineers now needs to do an additional study before actual flood control measures can be taken. The new study is estimated to cost around $1.5 million.
Meredith McCauley and Melinda Clyde each qualified for the state swim meet to be held at UK's Lancaster Aquatics Center in Lexington.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Bradley Mark Marshall, Jan. 24, son of Mark and Donna Marshall; Justin Thomas Welch, Nov. 18, son of Jerry and Carolyn Welch; Jeremy Russell Fowler, Jan. 30, son of Laura J. Fowler; Bobbie Jo Crum, Feb. 7, born to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Crum; Lucas Hunter Hill, Feb. 9, son of Barry and Carla Hill; Jessica Nicole Tucker, Feb. 9, daughter of Daryl and Carol Tucker; Benjamin Ross Pierce, Feb. 5, son of John and Susan Pierce.
Cynthiana City Commissioners are reviewing alternatives to keep another water shortage from happening again, like the one in 1983. After comparing cost estimates, the most feasible solution is to extend a pipeline to the main Licking River. The estimated cost of this action is $1.8 million. Another alternative would be to build an additional dam at an estimated cost of $1.4 million. The city plans to apply for a grant to help pay the costs of increasing its water supply.
Harrison County Vocational School welcomes adults who want to return to school full time. Twenty-four have enrolled.
Harrison County magistrates want future of community center planned. They want to know how it will be managed and if there will be any ongoing maintenance costs, and they want a lease agreement between the city and county governments completed soon.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Terry Lynn Northcutt, Jan. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Northcutt; Kathryn Ann Fryman, Jan. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Fryman; Michael Wayne Hanna, Jan. 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hanna; James Lee Wagoner, Jan. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Wagoner; Dennis Jeffrey Ritchie, Jan. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ritchie; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Teske on Jan. 21; Debra Ann Perkins, Jan. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Perkins; Diane Frances Best, Jan. 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Best; Melissa Kay Haggard, Jan. 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Haggard; Charlene Florence, Jan. 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Florence; Susan Beth Fields, Jan. 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fields; John David Coffey, Jan. 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coffey; Douglas Ray Scott, Feb. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott; Jenifer Lane Grinstead, Jan. 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Grinstead.
Members of the Banneker School Safety Patrol (crossing street and playground supervision) are: Carlton Henry, Donna Henry, Ricky Powell, Pat Allen, Virginia Talbott, Eugene Perrin, Charles Conner, William Caldwell and Drune Allen.
Cynthiana Plumbing and Heating, West Pleasant Street in Western Hills, is now open.
Members of the Banneker Coyotes basketball team are: Samuel Prather, Carlton Henry, Charles Watson, William Caldwell, Lavon Paige, William Spain, William Cummins and Charles Conner. James Way is the coach.
David Pressman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pressman of Cynthiana, will appear in the leading role for 10 performances at Northwestern University in Anton Chekhav's famous drama, 'The Cherry Orchard' in Chicago.
Dr. Leonard E. Siegel to open new Optometry office at 112 S. Main St. on the second floor.
The Rev. Joseph Collins of Bellevue, Ky., former priest of the Cynthiana parish, has been named to the Board of Advisors of the Seminary of St. Pius X at Marydale.
Cynthiana's Army Reserve unit Co.F 397th Infantry Regiment will move to a new location. The reserve unit, housed in the Brumfield Building on Walnut Street will move to the former location of Kentucky Motor Co., 120 E. Pike St. (owned by Abe Goldberg).
Audreys Beauty Salon will now be open six days a week.
Amateur Contest at Connersville School on Feb. 6. Admission will be 25 and 50 cents.
County Attorney John M. Keith is one of the incorporators of the newly organized Dog Land Incorporated, a firm to display and sell dogs. Kennel will be built for the display and sale of 113 different breeds of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club. Will probably be located in Florida and called 'Dog Land Encyclopedia.'
Russell Wright is now the owner of two grocery stores, Cynthiana Food Mart and Leeslick Grocery.
•March 1775 - First Ford in Kentucky: The rude pioneer fort was built square, with long walls about 7 ft. high. It probably had no roof, and was called 'Twetty's Fort.' It was built by a party of Daniel Boone's men and located five miles south of Richmond. The fort was used until April 6 when the pioneer party moved on into Boonesborough, which had just been founded.